March 22nd, 2010 — By — In News & Events

Live Blogging of NJ Supreme Court oral argument in “bizarre condemnation” at

Robert Thomas, OCA Hawaii Member, will be covering the oral arguments in Klumpp v. Borough of Avalon, No. A-49-09 (certification granted Nov. 10, 2009) before the New Jersey Supreme Court today beginning at 11:00 AM (EDT).  The New Jersey Supreme Court will review the decision of the Appellate Division which held that the government can assert inverse condemnation in order to acquire private property without compensation. (Hmmm, sounds a bit “bizarre,” at least that’s what the New Jersey Law Journal called the decision — “a bizarre condemnation.” To follow along with Robert as he blogs live beginning at 10:55 AM (EDT) (from Hawaii that should be 4:55 AM!) visit his blog here.

For more background on the bizarre Klumpp case visit Robert’s blog here and here (Robert summarizes the appellate decision and includes links to the briefs filed as well as media coverage.)  Pacific Legal Foundation has also posted a summary of the case on it’s website.  (PLF filed an amicus brief on behalf of the property owners, Mr. & Mrs. Klumpp.)

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